MOUNT AIRY, Md. -- The big hits just didn't keep coming for Funkstown Post 211.
Ty Benson had three hits, including a grand slam and a triple, to pace Funkstown, but it didn't get much more on Tuesday in a 14-8 loss to Mount Airy Gold Star Post 191 in the Western Maryland District American Legion championship game.
"We played a nice ballclub," Funkstown manager Jeff Williams said. "We had two nice pitchers that hadn't thrown much all year and they did pretty well when we needed them to.
"Our defense was a little shaky. We're just going to regroup and win that second-seed game on Sunday to go to states."
Funkstown's chances for extending its season with an at-large state tournament bid rides on a one-game playoff with the Mountain District (Cumberland area) champion, which will be played on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Williamsport High School.